.LOBSTER File Extension

Lobster Source Code

Developer Wouter van Oortmerssen
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What is a LOBSTER file?

A LOBSTER file is a program written in the Lobster programming language. It contains Lobster source code, which is written using Python-like syntax. LOBSTER files most often contain source code used as part of a video game.

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Screenshot of a .lobster file in Microsoft Visual Studio Code
LOBSTER file open in Microsoft Visual Studio Code

The Lobster programming language is a statically-typed programming language developed by Wouter van Oortmerssen. According to Oortmerssen, Lobster combines the advantages of an expressive type system and compile-time memory management with a lightweight, terse syntax.

Developers creating Lobster programs save the source code they've written as LOBSTER files. Most often, these programs are 2D or 3D video games (or part of a game), since Lobster is optimized for creating video games and other graphical programs.

How to open a LOBSTER file

You can open a LOBSTER file with Microsoft Visual Studio Code (multiplatform) or any other text editor. Doing so allows you to view and edit the Lobster source code the file contains.

You can run the program a LOBSTER file contains with Lobster (multiplatform). For complete instructions on how to do so, view Lobster's documentation.

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Programs that open LOBSTER files

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